Review: Safrante Saffron Tea

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Thumbs up!"The base tea is brilliant; it's bold and rich, standing up beautifully to the distinct flavour of the added saffron."
Katie’s Teaview: 8/10
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saffrantelogoIf you don't know what saffron tastes like, it's hard to describe, and it's the sort of complex taste that people tend to describe and experience differently. I'd say it tastes umami and floral and almost musty and it's delicious and really expensive, so I don't get to often taste it, so the idea of tea makes me really happy. After steeping one bag at 195 degrees for 3 minutes, I get a bright orange-red cup that smells brilliantly of saffron and rich black tea. The cup is smoother than I expected, only picking up a bit of bitterness from the base tea. The base tea is brilliant; it's bold and rich, standing up beautifully to the distinct flavour of the added saffron.

It's a good balance of the tea and saffron, and it's a bold flavour overall but not harsh. Very satisfying and exactly what I hoped for out of this blend. I've had two saffron-focused tea blends before: One was a black tea and saffron blend from a different company, and it was pretty tasty but not particularly memorable. The other, from this company, was a green tea and saffron blend, and I found it somewhat disappointing. I'm happy to say that this blend surpasses both the others.

It's unique and delicious, and I'm not entirely sure how to buy it, since it's not even listed on the website. Or something I can find on Amazon. And that about covers my ability to find things to buy on the Internet, so I gave up already. I'll enjoy the rest of my sample, and it's the sort of thing that if I saw it on a grocery store shelf, I'd definitely pick up a box.

— To purchase Safrante Saffron Tea, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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